- Jellicoe, Sidney. The Septuagint and Modern Study. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1993, 176–242. An introduction to the various manuscripts of the Septuagint.
- Law, Timothy Michael. When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 19–42, 99–116. An introduction to the different texts of the Hebrew Bible, and the importance of the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls for establishing which text of the Bible is the oldest. A chapter on the challenges that the first translators of the Septuagint faced, and a chapter on the importance of the Greek translation for the New Testament.
- Metzger, Bruce M. Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: An Introduction to Palaeography. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991, 14–25. An introduction to the production methods and writing styles of Bible manuscripts in antiquity and the middle ages.
- Scarlata, Mark W. “Genesis.” Pages 13–28 in The T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint. Edited by James K. Aitken. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. An introduction to the Greek translation of Genesis, with sections on its dating, language, text criticism, reception history etc. This book contains excellent introductions to all the books of the Septuagint, a good starting point for research on the Septuagint.
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